Tag: production

Guinea: Coffee of Fouta Djallon

AgribusinessTV April 3, 2018 3413 No Comments

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After University, some youths took over an abandoned coffee plantation. Mamadou Bhoye BAH was still at University when this idea came to him. Along with his friends, they created a cooperative, and ventured into potato production. Later, they grew cowpea, maize, and then they started with coffee. Coffee was an interest

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Burkina Faso: The vegetable producer of Boulmiougou

AgribusinessTV March 20, 2018 3505 No Comments

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Ali, former candidate of illegal migration to Europe, has reconverted to vegetable production in Boulmiougou, a region in the west of Ouagadougou. Ali’s father was into vegetable production, but he did not see it as a job. He wanted to migrate to Europe to have a better life. The idea of migrating came from the Read More

Cameroon: Conquering the maize value chain

AgribusinessTV February 27, 2018 3541 No Comments

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Loïc KAMWA is a graduate in Business Administration. He produces maize on 30 hectares of land for the local market. Loïc saw that there was a lot of uncultivated land in Cameroon and at the same time, there was a huge potential for maize production. He started cultivating maize on 4 hectares, and was managing Read More

Kenya: A one stop shop for poultry farmers

AgribusinessTV February 20, 2018 3518 No Comments

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Abisai Nandi founded Chicken Basket to offer poultry farmers all the services they need under one roof. As a poultry farmer himself, Abisai saw the challenges that the activity involved. These challenges included access to quality inputs, information and training, and also marketing of the birds. To address these, he b

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Senegal: Remarkable transition of a football player

AgribusinessTV February 13, 2018 4102 No Comments

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Ferdinand COLY is a former International Football player from Senegal. After 16 years of professional career, he embraced agriculture. At the end of his career as a footballer, Ferdinand was team manager and coordinator of the national team of Senegal for three years. Then he ventured into agriculture, which is one of

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Guinea: The big dreams of Boubacar

AgribusinessTV December 12, 2017 2938 1 Comment

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Boubacar Aliou DIALLO, is a graduate in telecommunications. He created “Safiagribusiness”, a company involved in crop and livestock production. After his graduation, Boubacar was right away confronted by unemployment. He wanted to start a business, but he was not sure in which field to venture. Looking around him,

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Kenya: Aquaponics, produce more in less space

AgribusinessTV December 6, 2017 9786 17 Comments

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Daniel Kimani is an industrial engineering graduate. In a greenhouse of 1500 m2, he rears fish, and grows fruits and vegetables. According to Daniel, with his greenhouse of just 1500m2, the productivity with the aquaponics system is like cultivating on one acre of land. In addition, his aquaponics system is powered by

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Cote d’Ivoire: Pineapple, the heritage of the AKA family

AgribusinessTV November 28, 2017 3494 No Comments

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Jean-Baptiste ANGOUA produces over 80 tonnes of pineapples/year on a land of 35 ha. These pineapples are mainly destined for the local market. Inspired by his uncle, who is one of the largest pineapple producer in the country, Jean-Baptiste started his own farm when he left school. His objective is to be an even bigger

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Cote d’Ivoire: Student and aspiring agri-entrepreneur

AgribusinessTV November 14, 2017 2940 No Comments

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Marie-Therese TANOH is a student in Economics. Recently, she ventured into the production of cassava and vegetables. Marie-Therese got interested in agriculture following a course that she did on agricultural economics at University. She discovered the importance of the agriculture to her country’s economy and its ro

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Kenya: Low cost organic fertilizer from farm waste

AgribusinessTV September 19, 2017 1293 3 Comments

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Samuel Wanderi RIGU is the founder of Safi Organics Limited, a company that manufactures a low cost organic fertilizer from crops’ waste. Samuel saw that farmers were using expensive fertilizers to increase their yield, but instead the yield was decreasing. For him, this was inacceptable and he had to bring a solutio

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